High School Kicker Launches Legendary 67-Yard Field Goal
Austin Rehkow lined up for an impossible field goal but hit it anyway.
Yes, that's the 50-yard line.
You are mistaken in thinking the chalk lines are incorrectly marked or the team lined up in the wrong place.
According to The Washington Post, Central Valley High School (Washington) lined up for a 67-yard field goal and asked their kicker, Rehkow, to make it.
I really hope the young man's answer was: "Sure thing, coach. No problem, coach." The NFL record stands at 63 yards, shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski and David Akers, so the coach was asking him to brazenly waltz in their company.
It kind of makes you feel a little underwhelmed by every last accomplishment you had in high school, because this go-getter nabs a 67-yard field goal.
And for once, the kicker was the coolest guy on the field.
According to the report, the successful attempt tied the game against rival Shadle Park. In overtime, Central Valley managed to win the game, 62-55.
We love to give kickers a hard time, largely because they deserve it. They come in at the most inopportune time in games and seem to muck it all up far more than they save it.
Instead, we bow in the general direction of this amazing kicker. He is very much the man today.
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